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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Roadkill Cupcakes August 30, 2015

In case you have been living under that proverbial rock and are unaware of the fact that I have been shouting from every available rooftop, virtual and otherwise, that I have had a book come out recently, I will restate the fact. My new book, “The Armadillo, the Pickaxe, and the Laundry Basket” is available…

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BOOK REVIEW: Desolation Sound August 27, 2015

Desolation Sound Desolation Sound is a book written by Fraser Heston (son of Charleton) and Heather J. McAdams, who is a sorority sister of mine. You can decide for yourself which is a greater link to legend. Ha ha. Seriously, though, since proximity to greatness is completely unrelated to quality, this is in fact a…

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Desire August 23, 2015

I’m not saying that I don’t like having a high capacity washer and dryer in my house. Don’t think for a second that I’d prefer to go down to the creek with a paddle and a bar of lye soap I made myself to beat my clothes against a rock and then wring them out…

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Uncommon Courtesy August 16, 2015

I think as a public service, I am going to use this space to review a little bit of basic math: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Let me back up a minute and tell you why I am saying this. It seems to me that every single time I find…

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BOOK REVIEW: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman August 14, 2015

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman I’ve always been a Neal Shusterman fan. One of the reasons is because his books (usually in a series) are different from one another. Scorpion Shards (The Star Shards Chronicles) is unlike the Unwind Dystology, which is completely unlike The Schwa was Here and the other Antsy Bonano books. They are…

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Zero Dark Thirty August 9, 2015

I went to sixth grade orientation last week.  My actual sixth grader didn’t go and wasn’t oriented because she was still at camp.  I admit that I did a pretty poor job of orienting myself, under the theory that I am not going to have to be able to find the classes, nor will I be able…

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Too Many Balls In The Air August 2, 2015

If you believe the little number next to the word “Inbox,” as of this writing, I have 3,982 unread emails in my inbox. In one of my accounts. One of them just says, “9,999+.” At any given moment, I have about five active email accounts, each used for different purposes, and each of which has…

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